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Learning Tech

Tech for Learning: Video for Learning

This is the second post in a series about moving the conversation around technology in education from Administration to use for Learning. You might want to read the first, Learning Pathways and precursor post From Ed Tech to Learning My second idea for a specific learning technology is around the idea of using video for […]

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EdTech Learning Tech Thought Bubble

Tech for Learning: Learning Pathways

This is the first post in a series about moving the conversation around technology in education from Administration to use for Learning. My first idea for a specific learning technology is around the idea of creating learning pathways. I’ve always liked the idea of mapmaking as a way to generate understanding, whether it’s the journey […]

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Opinion

From Ed Tech to Learning

This is the start of a series of posts about moving the conversation around technology in education from Administration to Learning. You might want to read the subsequent posts about Learning Pathways, Video for Learning and Groups that Learn. I’ve been working in educational technology for the last 12 years and during that time I’ve […]

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Opinion

Blockchain in Education

I was asked to do a bit of analysis of Blockchain technology for my job at CSU and investigate what the potential is at this point in time as a learning technology. I’ve been digging into Blockchain for quite a while now, the technology intrigued me when it first appeared and so too did the […]

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India

India Diary: The Last Leg

The Final Leg: Bangalore The final leg of our bootcamp was Bangalore or it’s official name – Bengaluru. To kick it off we had another early start, a long bus ride and then flight to Bangalore. We touched down in a city with much cleaner air – blue skies! – and plenty of green. Known […]

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India

India Diary: A Trip to Pune

Another early start on the busses as we made our way to Pune. It was interesting watching the sun rise and the city stir as we drove south east. We drove past some of the industrial parts of the city but as we left Mumbai behind the city thinned out. In Pune our first stop […]

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India

India Diary: The Weekend

The weekend finally dawned and I think most of the group were pretty appreciative of the break. Some were recovering from ailments, picked up and self inflicted, but we were all looking forward to some free time. I was really keen to walk – after so many hours spent on busses and planes my legs […]

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India

India Diary: Venture Debt and the Mobile Future

Today we headed to the financial district of Mumbai. It was quite different to the Mumbai that we’d seen so far, full of new crisp glass and concrete buildings, high-rises and green spaces. It looked like… every other western cities financial district. It did have a few uniquely Indian qualities – the circling and soaring […]

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India

India Diary: Social Enterprises and Business in India

Back in Mumbai and Zone Startups today. We got to spend the morning with some really interesting social enterprise startups. The first sessions of the day was Naveen Krishna from SMV Wheels. SMV Wheels provides a deferred payment model for rickshaws in India which means that drivers can move from a leasing to an ownership […]

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India

India Diary: Mumbai Incubators

Today we toured a couple of locations in Mumbai. Our bus took us first to RIIDL a technology business incubator. Located on the Somaiya Vidyavihar University campus, the centre was started as an offshoot of the engineering school. We were introduced to the centre by founder Gaurang Shetty who discussed how the centre evolved out […]